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Dr Chris Lemoh

Dr Chris Lemoh was born in New South Wales and spent his early childhood in Australia and the United Kingdom. Having undertaken most of his secondary schooling in Sierra Leone at Christ the King College, Bo, Chris returned to Australia to complete Years 11 and 12 at The Friends' School, Hobart.

Chris graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1994 with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Chris currently works as a physician at Monash Health. He is Deputy Head of General Medicine at Dandenong Hospital and also practises infectious diseases medicine and refugee health. He has contributed to the development of guidelines for assessing the health of recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers.

Chris has a strong interest in the relationship between social equity and health. Specific interests include refugee health, HIV in mobile and marginalised populations and cross-cultural research in sexual and reproductive health. He is a former member of the Board of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and has an ongoing interest in the role of community engagement in public health research and delivery of clinical services. He also holds a Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, having trained at St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) and The Alfred.  He was awarded a PhD in Medicine from The University of Melbourne in 2014: his doctoral thesis concerned "HIV in Victoria’s African communities."

Chris holds a 1st dan in traditional aikido, is ranked Instuctor in the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira and also practises jujitsu and kali. Chris is President of the Victorian African Health Action Network